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by Rick Prelinger
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"All-Is-Well"  collects ordinary adventures remembered only because they survive in home movies. Against a backdrop of distant news events, kids stampede for Easter eggs; horses run together; families read pulps and shoot craps; cooks fry; tin-can tourists work hard at leisure; people pose, clown and drink, pull back the husks of sweet corn. For them and for us, remaking the ephemeral gesture is both a small pleasure and an act of survival. The home movie segments used in the film...
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Topics: home movies, prelinger, archival
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by Haile Productions
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"Showing West Virginia and Kentucky flooded by the Ohio River and its tributaries during the great flood of 1937." "Our first obstacle. The Guyandotte crosses Route 60 at Barboursville, W. Va." Huntington, W. Va. "Huntington's business area." Louisville, Kentucky "The flood does not spare the finest homes." Much fascinating footage. Three cars driving down railroad tracks , the only open route south from Louisville. Cincinnati, Ohio -- photography by...
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by Town and Country Films
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Some good shots to be logged. Mass calisthenics. Boxing practice
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Some good shots to be logged. Map showing Pocahontas coal field in southern West Virgina and southwestern Virginia. General shot of Pocahontas, Virginia Shot of two men lifting manhole cover on New York City street (perhaps taken from another film) Shot of lighted signs on Broadway in Manhattan, shot from a high building (perhaps from other film) Miners entering mine, riding on narrow-gauge railroad cars From Wikipedia: Pocahontas coalfield, which is also known as the Flat Top-Pocahontas...
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by Class Films
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demonstrates how to use and care for a 16mm projector w/ slapstick style story.
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Construction of an underground telephone cable between San Francisco and Oakland
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by Calvin Communications
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The ultimate generic industrial, made as a spoof. A film built around script and visual clichホs: shots of highways, farms, unidentifiable manufacturing operations, and super-scientific laboratories. Produced for the Calvin Workshop, approx. 1964-65.
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by Calvin Communications
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Outtakes and unused footage from "The 'Your Name Here' Story. PA-0815 / Rolls 9097; 9073; 9074; 9080; 9076; 9072; 9075 (unknown in which order) 04:00:53:17 CU brunette woman wearing red lipstick, crying and gulping air. 04:01:17:12 CU brunette woman wearing red lipstick crying and gulping air; MS young 1950s brunette housewife wearing an apron begins to smile then pulls back to straight face with hint of pensiveness, anger and disgust; CU 1950s gas station attendant wearing uniform with...
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by Calvin Communications
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Outtakes and unused footage from "The 'Your Name Here' Story. PA-0815 / Rolls 9097; 9073; 9074; 9080; 9076; 9072; 9075 (unknown in which order) 04:00:53:17 CU brunette woman wearing red lipstick, crying and gulping air. 04:01:17:12 CU brunette woman wearing red lipstick crying and gulping air; MS young 1950s brunette housewife wearing an apron begins to smile then pulls back to straight face with hint of pensiveness, anger and disgust; CU 1950s gas station attendant wearing uniform with...
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by Calvin Communications
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Outtakes and unused footage from "The 'Your Name Here' Story. PA-0815 / Rolls 9097; 9073; 9074; 9080; 9076; 9072; 9075 (unknown in which order) 04:00:53:17 CU brunette woman wearing red lipstick, crying and gulping air. 04:01:17:12 CU brunette woman wearing red lipstick crying and gulping air; MS young 1950s brunette housewife wearing an apron begins to smile then pulls back to straight face with hint of pensiveness, anger and disgust; CU 1950s gas station attendant wearing uniform with...
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by Calvin Company
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Spoofy look at the motion-picture production process, made to encourage discussion among filmmakers.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Animals: Chimpanzees, Communication: Typewriters
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by Calvin Company
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01:21:22 Scenes of monkey using typewriter VO: "The laws of probability plus chance indicate that if an infinite number of monkeys are given typewriters and allowed to peck away for an infinite time they will eventually produce all the world's great literature." 01:22:11 CU Movie camera lens (old school arriflex) 01:22:15 Nice CU Lenses moving on lens plate 01:24:02 Camera moves around film editing suite. Monkeys make movie.
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Main title "Quake!" shakes in animation EXCELLENT FOOTAGE OF QUAKE DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION Map of quake area with arrow pointing out its periphery Various still photos Man approaching seismographic station in cabinet, 2 oil derricks in background, pulling out circular graph paper, inspecting it CU seismograph record LS huge cloud of black smoke emanating from area of oilfields, derricks visible in bkgd Pan over derricks VS damaged and undamaged buildings Tent to temporarily house...
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by Premier Film & Recording Studio
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[Much of the footage from this film was in another film made for the United Way] 1959 St. Louis; footage of United Way of Greater St. Louis services for elderly, disabled, sick, and impoverished. 09:53:19:11 Young boy with back to camera lying in crib begins to cry; title credits superimposed over shot; nurse room and flips on light and checks up on crying boy in crib. 09:53:49:27 CU old woman eating with a spoon; LS woman using her can gets up from table with box of cereal on it. 09:54:07:29...
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by Premier Film & Recording Studio
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How the United Fund intervenes to help poor residents of St. Louis. With rare footage of low-income residential areas in the late 1950s.
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Topics: Social services, St. Louis, Missouri, Cities: U.S.
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by Southern California Producing Co,; Scott Sidney; G Austin Gench
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Henry wanted a sport roadster - Betty wanted a sedan. Financially, the prospect suggested their compromising on a pushcart. But Betty had saved a few dollars toward some lovely headlights and, seized by a sudden inspiration, she invested them in an old flivver and rushed into Henry's office with "Henry, we have a car!" Henry and the others rushed out to see the car and then poor Henry had to stand for a lot of kidding. However, it ran - occasionally. Henry brought the crowd home that...
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